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May Learning Lodge events, E4

Sun 7 and 21 May, 2-4pm, SUNDAY FAMILY CLUB. For children aged 0-8 years and their parent-carers. Older siblings are welcome… We will enjoy a range of outdoor and indoor activities, decorating our own maypole tree, looking out for birds, discovering a range of herbs and plants and nurturing them. Arts and crafts will also be there to enjoy.

Tues 9 May, *Flower Arranging with Simone (note this is at Friday Hill TMO, not the Learning Lodge)

Wed 10 May, 1-3pm, Walk the Loop. For children aged 0-8 years and their parent-carers. Older siblings are welcome. Join Olivia this second Wed of the month to walk around beautiful Pimp Hall Nature reserve and enjoy the blossoming plants, trees and shrubs. We will be looking out for birds and enjoying their different songs. We will also craft and paint our own fantastic birds. Contact Olivia.

Sun 14 May, 2-4pm, *German Language Playgroup. Second Sunday every month. Learn and practice German while enjoying this beautiful space. FREE, drop-in. Contact Nina via Facebook groups: Waltham Forest German speaking parents or Deutschsprachige Eltern Nord-London

Sat 20 May, 10am-1pmE4 Joy Riders: Family Bike Ride. Second outing of our new group Chingford JoyRiders. Meet outside Friday Hill TMO office and join a cycle ride ending at Pimp Hall Nature Reserve for a picnic. Suitable for beginners and anyone wanting a relaxed cycle.  

Wed 24 May, 6:30-8:30pm, *Myth and Magic talk: Summer-is-a-coming-in. FREE. Drop-in.

Sat 27 May, Green Open Spaces day organised by *Friends of Pimp Hall. Wildlife day starting with the Dawn Chorus and ending with Bat Watch. 11-3pm Families crafts and exploring the nature reserve.

* Organised by a Hornbeam Community Champion

We Are Recruiting!

We are recruiting for

  • Hornbeam Coordinator (Paid)
  • Hornbeam Coordinating Team Volunteers (Voluntary – similar to a Trustee)
  • Volunteer Photo Editor
  • Walthamstow Garden Party volunteers

 

Hornbeam Nights: I really like it here!

Hornbeam Co-ordinator

We’re looking for someone with  strong leadership skills and experience of overseeing multiple projects, to coordinate the many projects and enterprises that make up the Hornbeam.   You’ll need to have an ability to delegate, and get the best out of people, and a strong commitment to driving social change.  You’ll be supported by an existing team of friendly workers and volunteers.  Our two spaces are special and we’re proud of what we are achieving, come and help us maintain and build on our work.

  • The role is three days a week, based in E17 and E4 (these hours may increase)
  • More about the role and the team here: Hornbeam Coordinator 2017
  • Apply using this form
  • Application Deadline:  16th May 5pm.

(We may amend the job description slightly, including adding hours,  but we won’t amend the person specification for the role.)

Interviews will be within the week of 22nd May and we would like the role to start in June.


Hornbeam Coordinating Team Volunteers
We are also looking for people with experience in strategy, food enterprises, partnerships or finance who also have some time on their hands.

This is a voluntary role with a daytime meeting and some follow-up once a month.  More information here.  Please send a CV to rebecca@hornbeam.org.uk before 10th May if you are interested. Thanks.


Volunteer photo editor
Are you familiar with online photography storage? Could you help us create a system to store all our amazing photos in one place and for staff to have easy access to them? If this is your world we’d love to hear from you. Contact Sue at info@hornbeam.org.uk
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Walthamstow Garden Party volunteers
It’s nearly Walthamstow Garden Party time (15 & 16  July in Lloyd Park)! The Hornbeam and the Learning Lodge will have a stall to tell people about our work and if you are a fan of the Hornbeam and love chatting to people, we’d love to have you join us. Tell us about yourself here.

People’s Kitchen – first and third Monday of every month

People's Kitchen menu
People’s Kitchen menu

The first and third Community Monday of every month is People’s Kitchen – making and eating a delicious lunch made from food that would have been wasted.

Food is served 1pm, or come and help make the lunch and join us at 10am to prep the food.

Everyone welcome so come and share your lunch with others who live and work locally. Do tell your neighbour or colleagues.

People's Kitchen volunteers preparing food
People’s Kitchen volunteers preparing food

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People’s Kitchen is part of Hornbeam’s Best Before Project, which works with Waltham Forest Food Rescue and other anti-food waste organisations.

Visit our Best Before pop-up ‘pay-what-you-feel’ food stall outside the Hornbeam every Monday too (weather permitting). New volunteers always welcome. Contact poppy@thisisrubbish.org.uk 

 

World Disco Soup-Waltham Forest

World Disco Soup Waltham Forest & Local People’s Food Forum Launch!

Sunday 30 April 2-6pm

Scout Hut 205a Wood St, Walthamstow, London E17 3NU

Hornbeam’s Best Before Project is teaming up with Plan Zheros and This is Rubbish. We are calling for attention and action to stop global food waste.

A Disco Soup is a way of collecting a lot of food that was going to be wasted, cooking it into something yummy together with a lot of people and having fun in the process.

Join us to fill bellies instead of bins!

This event is also a perfect opportunity to bring the diverse range of local food organisations together to launch the Local People’s Food Forum. So come along to discover what is being done in Waltham Forest to build a sustainable food system, from farm to fork and beyond.

This family-friendly event is free and all are welcome!  There will also be stalls, workshops and live entertainment! For any more info contact: poppy@thisisrubbish.org.uk

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An invitation to Stories and Supper – 1 April

Are you wondering about the stories and the people behind the migration headlines?

This is a Supper Club with a twist. Great global food with global stories thrown in too.

Stories, inspiring people, and supper
Stories, inspiring people, and supper

“I think he’s quite isolated… your welcome came along just at the right time.”  Through a broken phone conversation, one of our volunteers had told his English teacher that he loves coming to our preparation sessions.  It’s nice to hear – it feels like chaos!

We’re planning Supper and Stories – The Voices Behind the Migration Headlines.  A three course meal, with multiple chefs, and stories from home and here.  Because stories, and people, can counter the hate in the headlines.

So every week we all meet to plan the Supper and build our skills.  We cook, we learn English, we tell stories.  Volunteers buddy up together and work through food safety training.

We’re a mixed bunch – local, not so local, refugees, asylum seekers, those working full time and those with time to kill.  Established chefs, and beginners.  Most of us are volunteers, all of us are learning.

Five weeks ago we didn’t know each other.  Next week we’re all serving dinner to fifty people. This project has brought more people together than we ever expected, and they’ve already gained a huge amount from volunteering.  Concrete food safety training, new friendships…  Hopefully, some of the people we cook for will also take our stories and scatter them in the places that matter.

Wish us luck…!  And please come to dinner!

Please note Stories and Supper is not at the Hornbeam but at Central Parade so we can cater to more people! Central Parade, 6-10 Hoe Street, Walthamstow E17 4RT. 

Saturday 1st April 2017, 7:30pm

Tickets: Price: £28.32 http://ticketlab.co.uk/event/id/360

https://www.facebook.com/storiesandsupper/ – please share!

Stories and Supper
More than a meal….

Food Rescuers – NEW AQA award in Social Action

Calling local Food Rescuers to take action on Food Waste

The Best Before Project, with support of the Hornbeam Centre, has an exciting new opportunity for volunteers to gain an AQA accreditation in Designing, Planning & Delivering a Social Action Project.  Taking part in this programme gives participants evidence of developing and improving important work and community skills.

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Participants will work in a team and be supported to put on an event or multiple pop-up ‘pay what you feel’ stalls in the borough.  The aim is to raise awareness among local people and independent food retailers and  that it is not illegal to sell food that is passed its best before date.

Volunteers will practically help reduce preventable food waste and therefore save natural resources and enable people and small community organisations to save money.

There are many other ways to be part of Food Rescuing activities in the borough and we are keen to hear from organisations that can use or distribute food, or groups that would like to run their own ‘pay-what-you-feel’ stall.

See the volunteer role descriptions below for more details about the project and specific opportunities.

Best Before Campaigner – Volunteer Role Description

Pay-what-you-feel stall assistant – WF Food Rescue Stall Assistant, volunteer role description

Food Redistributor – WF Food Rescue Redistributor, volunteer role description

Contact Poppy on poppy@thisisrubbish.org.uk for more info.

Wellbeing Day 18 March 2017

Saturday 18 March 2017, 11am–7pm

Sssshhhhh….. this could be one of the most useful and beautiful days you could attend this year…..

It’s in a gorgeous and secret enclave of forest at Pimp Hall Nature Reserve in Chingford where the Hornbeam manage the Learning Lodge and put on wonderful events like this!

The Hornbeam is running its second Wellbeing Day at the Hornbeam Learning Lodge in Chingford with Dao Lu Thai Chi and 15+ other local groups to stage this wonderful event.

Tai Chi, yoga, singing, massage, kick boxing for young people, makin
g lights and lanterns and a glow walk, the list is endless. We even have a Men’s Shed Group for guy-friendly chat!

THE DAY’S SCHEDULE
Yoga (prevention of fall) for 60+ (11:00 – 12:00)
Singing for all (12:00 – 12:45)
Massage for mums (including pregnant women) (12:00 – 13:45)
Tai Chi & Laughter for girls/women (12:45 – 13:45)
Kickboxing for young people (13:45 – 14:45)
Chingford Gents Group (14:45 – 15:45)
Craft for family (15:45 – 17:00)
Seasonal Aromatic Herb Playtime (15:45 – 17:00)
Tai Chi at Sunset (17:00 – 18:00)
Glow Walk (18:00 – 19:00)

Workshops are first come, first served, due to limited spaces. There will be a signing-up list on the door. Book your ticket now and do spread the word…..this is a secret we want to share!

£6pp, £12 per family, £8/£15 on the door . More info. Facebook Event for questions and info. 

Book here

Hornbeam Nights – past events

 

Hornbeam Nights: I really like it here!
Hornbeam Nights: I really like it here!

A taster and some useful links of Hornbeam Nights gone by…

MARCH HAPPENINGS

Thurs 16th March, Open Decks
Bring vinyl. Spin some tunes. Buy records. Drink a cocktail. Mingle. Dance. Yeah.
Please arrive by 8pm to get your name on the board and make the most of happy hour.

Thurs 23rd March, DJ Night – Dusty Sneakers
Djs Science Man (Babuin) is back with his pal Wilfy G to take to the decks for a night of dusty vinyl, spaced-out house and sneaky, bleepy tech.
Drinks, cocktails, lazers and a little dance floor action.

Thurs 30th March, Film Night – The Divide
The Divide tells the story of 7 individuals striving for a better life in the modern day US and UK – where the top 0.1% owns as much wealth as the bottom 90%.
On general release in the UK from 22 April – we have a sneak, free preview!
Plus glorious vegan food cooked by the Hornbeam Cafe
Doors open at 6.30pm.   Films start at 7pm

Thurs 19 Jan – Robin Grey and friends Folk Night

Inspired by Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Joanna Newsom, Robin colours in his songs about love and life with guitar, banjo, ukulele, mandolin, piano, double bass, organ, percussion toys and a few other instruments! See website and Facebook for more info [links]

17.30 – family feast

18.30 – 19.30 – Matinee family performance

20.30 Grown-ups performance and party

Thurs 26th January – January Film Night at the Hornbeam – The Gleaners and I
Food served at 6:30, Film starts at 7:15. 80 mins film. Pay by donation.

Award winner at Cannes Film Festival in 2000, this creative documentary film by director Agnes Vada explores the history, culture and contemporary laws of gleaning in France. The film is mostly in French with English subtitles.

….Also find out how to become a Waltham Forest Food Rescuer to help reduce food waste and redistribute food surplus in the borough. Contact poppy@thisisrubbish.org.uk

Thursday 2nd February
The first Thursday of every month brings the latest in independent soul & jazz. Fitzroy Andrew‘s  Soulfulized at East London Radio show. Neo soul, soul, jazz, funk and conscious hip-hop.

Live performance and pre-record conversation with local musician Hannah Ledgewidge a talented multi-instrumentalist. LIVE PERFORMANCE 8pm. Free.

Thursday 9th February

DEEPER GROOVES – A night of dub, dusty house & downtempo electronic music with DJ’s Lounch & Noods. Lazers, grooving and happy hour.

Thursday 16th February OPEN DECKS Bring vinyl. Spin some tunes. Buy records. Drink a cocktail. Mingle. Dance. Yeah.  Free.

Thurs 23 Feb – February Film night: This Changes everything.

Inspired by Naomi Klein and the issues raised in her brilliant book, Klein and impassioned protesters provide political insight but also hope for the future. Trailer: https://thefilm.thischangeseverything.org/about/

Rosamund DJing at Hornbeam Nights
Bring your own vinyl and get your 15 mins of  DJ fame at Hornbeam Nights

Follow Hornbeam Nights Facebook and Twitter for events schedule for last minute additions and changes.

 

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New Women’s Cycling group

We have an exciting new cycling project for women coming up – bringing women together to cycle, support each other, increase confidence and have fun.

We’ll be running free women’s only group training for beginners on Thursdays and Sundays in March, at St James sports ground.

And if you’re an experienced cyclist, please join us as a ride buddy. We’ve got ‘Breeze Riders Leaders Training’ on 18 March so please contact us if you’d like to take part.

Contact carolyn@hornbeam.org.uk.

womens cycling leaflet
womens cycling leaflet

Introducing… Makeover Mondays!

Please join us on the Last Monday of every month (9.30am start, lunch at 1.30pm) for the tasks that keep this building ticking over and remaining an amazing resource for so many groups in the community.

Click here to join us, ensuring that you let us know that it’s Makeover Mondays that you’re interested in!

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Inspiration! From http://www.thelifeofluxury.com

February 27th:  Hallway Makeover!
It’s time to retire the beautiful art in our upstairs hallway and re-imagine our corridor.

We need… more mirrors, ALOT of paint and a few ladders.

March 27th: Office makeover POSTPONED.